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Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was an English Congregational minister, hymn writer, theologian, and logician. He was a prolific and popular hymn writer and is credited with some 750 hymns. His works include "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross", "Joy to the World", and "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past". He is recognized as the "Godfather of English Hymnody"; many of his hymns remain in use today and have been translated into numerous languages... Read More

Born17 July 1674
Southampton, Hampshire, Kingdom of England
Died25 November 1748 (aged 74)
Stoke Newington, Middlesex, Kingdom of Great Britain
OccupationHymnwriter, theologian


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